1. Resources & Publications

    Better With Age: Move More Today for a Healthier Tomorrow – 2019 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Adults

    Aging is a part of life: one that includes numerous memorable milestones and experiences, special moments with family, and opportunities to travel and learn new skills. But growing older can also bring about new challenges – increased prevalence of chronic diseases, memory loss, an increase in slips and falls and,...
  2. Resources & Publications

    Age-Friendly Niagara Network E-Newsletter Archives

    The Age-Friendly Niagara Network publishes a monthly e-newsletter that highlights age-friendly action, events, resources and news stories. To receive this communication, subscribe to the mailing list. Past issues of the e-newsletter are archived on the Age-Friendly Niagara Network website. Published By: Age-Friendly Niagara Network
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    Caregivers in Alberta Fact Sheets

    In recognition of Caregivers Week in Alberta May 5-11, 2019, two infographics were co-created with Caregivers Alberta and provincial government stakeholders. The infographics help raise awareness about the contributions that 965,000 caregivers in Alberta make, saving the Alberta health care system $5.8 billion each year based on hiring replacement workers...
  4. Community Blog

    Niagara College Becomes Canada’s First College to Join Age-Friendly University Global Network

    Niagara College has become the first college in Canada to be designated as a member of the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network. Currently comprised of 44 postsecondary institutions from around the world – including six Canadian universities – the global network is dedicated to the role higher education can play...
  5. Resources & Publications

    A Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015: Pathways to Wellbeing

    Recreation provides multiple pathways to wellbeing for individuals, communities, and for our built and natural environments. This paper and the Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 which it describes allows for a timely re-visioning of recreation’s capacity for achieving wellbeing. The first part of the paper presents a renewed definition...
  6. Resources & Publications

    Innovating Employment Podcast: Empowering older workers to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset

    Helen Hirsh Spence, CEO and Founder at Top Sixty Over Sixty joins the program to discuss empowering older workers (over the age of 55) to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset. Key takeaways from the episode: While ageism is typically associated with wrongful dismissal from a job, it is also associated with...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Recent Canadian Immigrant Seniors: A Literature Review of Settlement Experiences and Services

    This literature review provides an overview of the Canadian academic and grey literature outlining the experiences and challenges faced by recent immigrant seniors during their first five years of settlement. Three questions guided this literature review: What settlement experiences and challenges facing recent immigrant seniors are outlined in the Canadian...
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    Creating Parks and Public Spaces for People of All Ages: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Public parks are important places for building a sense of community and social belonging. They are spaces that belong to everyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion or income. However, the way parks are designed, maintained and programmed doesn’t always reflect the purpose and promise of such uniquely public spaces....
  9. Community Blog

    Achieving “A Community for all Ages” Across Niagara: Be Informed, Celebrate Niagara’s Success, Become a Champion

    All of us have a stake in ensuring our community is responsive to the needs of everyone as we age. This requires that citizens with diverse perspectives and roles be aware of the contributions older adults make within our community, celebrate the ways in which Niagara has already made progress...

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